May 18, 2008 Cops and Courts

Police chief interviews to be held

Cops and Courts: Police holding crime seminars

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department is hosting two town hall seminars this month, according to a press release from police. The meetings are: Tuesday — 6:30 p.m. Cameo Elementary, 1600 North Cameo St. Sept. 25 — 6:30 p.m. Lockwood Elementary, 400 Lockwood Dr. Information: 763-9427. The purpose of the meeting […]

Court didn’t delve deep enough into surveillance issue

By Freedom Newspapers A divided three-judge federal appeals court panel sidestepped the major issues in the so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program, secretly instituted by the Bush administration shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We hope the Sixth Circuit decision does not close a case that should be troubling to all Americans who value civil liberties. Under […]

Cops and Courts: Clovis resident charged for carjacking

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police have charged a Clovis man for a May carjacking and are seeking another on similar charges, according to a press release from Clovis police. Jimmy Maes, 21, was arrested June 22, charged with robbery, larceny, battery and attempt to commit a felony, according to court records. He is […]

Imprisonment without charges un-American

By Freedom Newspapers A ruling Monday that President Bush does not have the constitutional authority to detain a legal U.S. resident indefinitely without charges in a Navy brig in South Carolina was narrowly crafted to the facts of the case and studiously avoided discussing prisoners held in similar circumstances at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. But […]

PHS squads post district team tennis titles

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Portales junior Tessa Bryant prepares to serve against Lovington’s Rebecca Frazier. Bryant won 6-3, 6-3 to help the Lady Rams claim their third straight District 4-3A team tennis title. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales High’s tennis teams claimed District 4-3A team championships on Friday at the Eastern New […]

Judge says court needs new facility

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Cramped and insecure in the Curry County Courthouse, the 9th Judicial District Court needs a new home, according to the court’s chief judge, Teddy Hartley. Building a judicial complex is a “project we must begin in earnest,” Hartley told Curry County commissioners last week. Growth of the court and […]

Fed interference fails to deter future crimes

By Freedom Newspapers Robert Charles Comer wants to take responsibility for the murders, kidnapping, robbery and rape he committed nearly 20 years ago at Arizona’s Apache Lake and face the ultimate punishment — state execution by lethal injection. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals won’t let him. Instead, a three-judge panel has refused to […]

Justice must be served to wrongdoers

By Freedom Newspapers It is painful to read or hear about the five U.S. Army soldiers accused of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdering her and her family. If the accusations are at all accurate — and we must still presume the soldiers to be innocent until proven guilty — they not only committed […]

‘Wetlands’ ruling a defeat for property rights

Freedom Newspapers Syndicate One might have hoped for a little clarity when the Supreme Court addressed the question of just how expansive is the Army Corps of Engineers’ regulatory power over “wetlands” under the 1972 Clean Water Act. Instead we got an intellectual and legal muddle that is likely to encourage further overregulation and expensive […]